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Penang government urged to increase state PLI to curb poverty

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 4  -- A government backbencher today proposed that the Penang government increase the current state Poverty Line Income (PLI) to fight poverty.

Bukit Tengah assemblyman Gooi Hsiao Leung said the state PLI at RM790.00 was very much lower than the current national PLI which stood at RM960.00. 

He said after Kuala Lumpur, Penang has the highest concentration of urban and rural poverty areas.....

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Mosque redevelopment on hold due to LRT realignment


GEORGE TOWN, Nov 4  -- The postponement of Masjid Jamek Sungai Nibong Besar redevelopment project after it was demolished to pave the way for Light Rail Transit (LRT) project is due to the realignment of the LRT line in the area, the Penang state legislative assembly was told today. 

 
 

Penang state government's stance on vernacular schools unchanged


GEORGE TOWN, Nov 4 -- The Penang state government’s stance on vernacular schools remains unchanged despite views from some quarters that the schools would become a hindrance towards Malaysians unity.

 
 

14 foreign factory workers injured after bus overturns


TAPAH, Nov 4  -- Fourteen foreign factory workers were seriously injured after the driver of the bus they were travelling in lost control of the vehicle before it overturned at KM 315 of the southbound North South Expressway, today.

 
 

Flood situation in Hilir Perak improves


IPOH, Nov 3-- The stagnant flood situation in the Hilir Perak district has improved today which enabled over 80 evacuees at the temporary relief centre (PPS) at Sekolah Kebangsaan Changkat Jong, Teluk Intan, to be allowed to return home.

 
 

Azis: Draft clear policy before allowing kratom usage


GEORGE TOWN, Nov 3 -- The government must draft a clear and firm policy first before allowing the use of kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) in society.

 
 

Malaysia emerge as maiden Tuanku Zara Cup champions


KUALA KANGSAR, Nov 3 -- Malaysia emerged as champions of the first Women's International Indoor Hockey Tournament Tuanku Zara Cup after defeating Uzbekistan 3-0 in the final at Dewan Jubli Perak here today.

 
 

Four saved by MMEA after boat capsizes near Yan 


ALOR SETAR, Nov 3 -- The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) rescued four fishermen after their trawler capsized near Pulau Songsong in Yan last night.

 
 

Parents of young heart patient appeal for donations


PADANG TERAP, Nov 2  -- A young mother from Kuala Nerang near here is seeking assistance from the public to buy a new set of pacemaker batteries used by her five-year-old son who is suffering from complex heart disease shortly after birth.

 
 

PTMP: RM851 million package 2 project to complete by April 2023


GEORGE TOWN, Nov 2 -- Construction of the bypass linking Bandar Baru  Air Itam in Farlim to Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway here, worth RM851 million is expected to be completed by April 2023.

 
 

Penang opens Third Digital Library in Batu Maung


GEORGE TOWN, Nov 2 -- Penang launched its third Penang Digital Library (PDL) in Southbay Plaza, Batu Maung, near here today.

 
 
 

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Throwing caution to the wind over cockles

 
     

12 packages of Pan Borneo Highway in Sabah to be completed by June 2022

 
     

Port Dickson MP holds Deepavali Open House on Friday

 
     

Shafie aims for Sabah's oil royalty claims to be settled by next year

 
     
 
     
 

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